About the Artist
Mario Zoots (b.1981) is one of the leading artists in modern photographic collage and appropriation. Employing vintage photographs and old Hollywood film stills with a mixture of his own photography, Zoots creates seductive and fascinating collages that bear qualities of Surrealism and Dada. The photographic collage work of Mario Zoots is both disturbing and enthralling, like a sick joke you’re not supposed to laugh at or like a fun nightmare. The work feels as familiar as much as it does chaotic almost confusing but with plenty of color and humor. Repetition, displacement, and the role of reimagination are recurring themes in his work.